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Monday, May 4, 2020

Tamar Saphra: “I have an experience of feeling like I don’t belong” by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Josephine Balfour Oatts Zoom chats with Tamar Saphra and Emily Renée in our latest feature. They talk about the pigeonholing of artists of colour and why it’s not ultimately the worst thi…

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

George Richmond-Scott: “I like a challenge” by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

As well as acting as Associate Director on the West End’s Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, George Richmond-Scott has his hands full with another project – the Omnibus Theatre’s Small…

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Review: My Brilliant Friend, National Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: My Brilliant Friend, National Theatre4.0starsAs with Ann Goldstein’s translation from Italian to English, April De Angelis’ stage adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Nove…

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Toby Clarke: “I don’t have a lot of faith, but I have faith in humanity” by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Josephine Balfour Oatts talks to Toby Clarke about his experiences writing a piece on faith for Fatiha El-Ghorri, a standup comedian he has met once. This afternoon feels darker than usual. …

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Review: Amatory Asylum, Wellington Members Club by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Amatory Asylum, Wellington Members Club3.0starsI’ve never been to a Swingers party before, but this gets pretty close. Here, House of Kittens – champions of erotic and immersive …

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Review: Ian McKellen On Stage, Harold Pinter Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Ian McKellen On Stage, Harold Pinter Theatre5.0starsSir Ian McKellen is a story-telling machine of the highest calibre – even the creases about his eyes resemble that of a folded d…

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Review: Conspiracy, New Diorama Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Conspiracy, New Diorama Theatre 3.0stars That the press performance for Barrel Organ’s latest work Conspiracy falls on Friday the 13th, is an ominous symbol. This night feels ripe …

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Review: Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation, Royal Court Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation, Royal Court Theatre 4.0stars Fresh from the Edinburgh International Festival, Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestri…

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Review: A Womb of One’s Own, Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: A Womb of One's Own, Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Fringe 3.0stars If A Womb of One’s Own underwent a paternity test, the results would be conclusive: it is most definitely a distant r…

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Review: Hearty, Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Hearty, Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe 3.0stars “We’ve been here before”, Emma Frankland shouts, panting. “Can you hear me?” Protruding from her back are a pair of wings, tho…

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Review: To Move in Time, Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: To Move in Time, Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe4.0starsTyrone Huggins’ voice is like honey. His sentences ooze, thick and syrupy, lulling his audience into a stunned sort of stupor. …

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Review: What Girls Are Made Of, Assembly Main Hall, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: What Girls Are Made Of, Assembly Main Hall, Edinburgh Fringe4.0starsWhat Girls Are Made Of is so fucking cool. To the tune of a live band, Cora Bissett recounts the rollercoaster tha…

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Review: Collapsible, Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Collapsible, Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh Fringe5.0starsWhat with the modern world wading through an epidemic of mental illness, Margaret Perry’s Collapsible couldn’t be timelier. Hi…

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Review: The Female Role Model Project, Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: The Female Role Model Project, Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe 2.0stars Unfortunately, The Female Role Model Project is exactly that: a project. Its billing is promising, with talk …

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Review: Hatch, Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Hatch, Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh Fringe4.0starsAs the character of Jess, Sarah Carton is pure dynamite. The grey pallor of her prison uniform mixes with the din beyond her door: …

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Review: Are we not drawn on toward new erA, ZOO Southside, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Are we not drawn on toward new erA, ZOO Southside, Edinburgh Fringe 4.0stars Are we not drawn onward to new erA is a palindrome in every sense, though it reads better back to front. …

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Review: Suffering From Scottishness, Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Suffering From Scottishness, Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh Fringe 3.0stars Queuing in the rain and sudden early-evening chill feels like preamble for Suffering From Scottishness. The envi…

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Review: Blodeuwedd Untold, by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Blodeuwedd Untold,4.0starsJo Blake casts her circle, flour falling from her fingertips. It is raw and powdery, with tell-tale grains marking her skin and clothes. These patterns are …

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Review: Pink Lemonade, Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Pink Lemonade, Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh Fringe4.0starsMika Johnson knows how to work their audience. Bathed in a fluorescent pink glow, Johnson surrenders to the beat of their mouth.…

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Review: The Burning, Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: The Burning, Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Fringe 3.0stars “Our ancestors are calling. Let me take you back!” Four women cry, wrapped in long, dark robes with hoods tied at the …

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Review: Lovely Girls, ZOO Southside, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Lovely Girls, ZOO Southside, Edinburgh Fringe 4.0stars First impressions are important to The Hiccup Project. So important in fact, that they go for a second. Lovely Girls runs at fu…

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Review: Tokyo Rose, Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Tokyo Rose, Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh Fringe 4.0stars Tokyo Rose is a powerhouse of a production. Created by Burnt Lemon Theatre, this new female-led musical explores the wrongfu…

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Review: Manual Cinema’s Frankenstein, Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Manual Cinema's Frankenstein, Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh Fringe4.0starsThe vast stage of the McEwan Hall is brimming with possibility. Home to Manual Cinema’s Frankenstein…

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Review: Wil Greenway: The Ocean After All, Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Wil Greenway: The Ocean After All, Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh Fringe 4.0stars “G’Day!” Wil Greenway cries, in his cheeky, charming way. Laughter escapes his boisterous…

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Review: America Is Hard To See, Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: America Is Hard To See, Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh Fringe5.0starsAmerica Is Hard To See is a transformative theatrical experience. In its fusion of verbatim interviews, Methodist …

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Friday, August 9, 2019

Review: Fulfilment, Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Fulfilment, Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh Fringe4.0starsA family of black plastic totes litter the stage, their red mouths garish against the Underbelly stage. Three actors (Claire P…

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Jonathan Goddard: “I find the darker characters easier to play” by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Man of many talents, Jonathan Goddard talks to Josephine Balfour Oatts about his exciting new, Arthur Pita helmed dance piece, The Mother. Luckily, the pillar-box-red seating in Meeting Room…

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Review: Breath Control: Osmosis, The Coronet Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Breath Control: Osmosis, The Coronet Theatre3.0Overall ScoreSitting at the bar at The Coronet Theatre in Notting Hill is like climbing inside a rare artefact. A one-of-a-kind doll’…

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Role of the Artistic Director: Guide or Dictator? by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Josephine Balfour Oatts attends an event in which ex-Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, Christopher Haydon talks about his and the role in general. There may be something about Rupert Go…

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Review: ANNA, Dorfman Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: ANNA, Dorfman Theatre 5.0stars Wires snake around hips and scatter across the shoulders, feeding into a set of headphones. Once fitted about one’s ears, the audience are free to st…

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Nicôle Lecky: “There was a long time where I wanted to be writing more” by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Taking her acclaimed play, Superhoe to Brighton Fringe next month, as well as working on a ‘top secret’ TV series, Nicôle Lecky is busy. We caught up with her to talk social media break…

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